It’s not just Brits who love a good turkey around this time of year. But instead of making it a centrepiece on tables come Christmas time, the Yanks plop it down on the table a bit earlier across the pond – reserving the turkey for Thanksgiving, instead.
Getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving, one Manchester bar and restaurant is bringing a little taste for all the homesick US of A-ers or for those who just fancy getting stuck into the American holiday feasting. Thanksgiving falls on November 24 and The Blues Kitchen has created a special turkey burger that the pilgrims will be rather envious of.
The day after Thanksgiving often finds the ritual of the ‘leftover sandwich’ being made. Enshrined in pop culture through Friends’ ‘The Moistmaker’, it’s a simple yet decadent affair. Take everything from the Thanksgiving leftovers and pile it high between two slices of bread.
The Blues Kitchen have taken that concept and refined it ever so slightly with their Thanksgiving burger, offering a taste of the Deep South. It’s a behemoth of a burger that sandwiches a panko-crusted turkey fillet burger, roast pumpkin and cinnamon puree (reminiscent of the classic pumpkin pie flavours), maple glazed bacon, and mac ‘n’ cheese, in a pillowy soft brioche bun.
Plus, guests can enjoy bourbon cocktails and local beers whilst The Blues Kitchen’s world-famous resident musicians play through a set of timeless blues, soul and rock n roll – from Aretha to Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac to The Rolling Stones. Live music starts in the bar at 8pm.
The Thanksgiving Burger will be available at The Blues Kitchen from Monday 21st November – Sunday 27th November. Book here.